Title : Traditional Culture Special (6th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2393
KPC#
C-1859 
StanGib#
2774 
Scott#
2151d 
Date of Issue
08/20/2004
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Black Horsehair Hat 
Engraving
Lee, Pil-woo and
Shin, In-chul 
Designer
Mo, Ji-won  
Image Area
35mm x 35mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4
(four stamps setenant) 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Intaglio, two colors
(Octagonal-shaped stamp) 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The sixth and last edition of the "Traditional Culture Special" features different types of traditional hats that were used according to the people's social status and ceremonial occasions. People wore these hats for the sake of protection and ornamentation. Integrating practical, ornamental, and symbolic meaning, traditional hats worn at the time evolved into a variety of types. Those illustrated on the stamps currently belong to the National Folk Museum of Korea.

Black Horsehair Hat:
Black hats made of thin bamboo fibers or horsehair were one of the most popular hats during the Joseon Dynasty. In the early Joseon Dynasty, government officials wore black horsehair hats as part of their official uniform, but later, members of the upper class as well as commoners began to wear black horsehair hats as ordinary attire until the final days of the dynasty. The ornaments at the ends of the hat strings were made of white gems, crystal and other materials to represent the social status of the person wearing the hat.